Sang Lee & Co (生利建築) – leading contractor from the 1900s to 1950s

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York Lo: Sang Lee & Co (生利建築) – leading contractor from the 1900s to 1950s From the 1900s to the 1950s, Sang Lee was one of the leading building contractors in HK responsible for many notable public projects such as the old GPO Building and the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir which were completed in the 1910s and the massive Wanchai […]

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Japanese Radar Station On Tai Mo Shan

Tymon Mellor: At the end of the Second World War, the returning British forces found a Japanese radar station on the top of Tai Mo Shan. This discovery highlighted the technical strength of the Japanese military. The theory behind radar had been established in the 1920’s with developments in Britain, US, USSR and Japan. However, whereas the British and Americans military […]

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Woo Ping (胡炳) – Weaving and Real Estate Pioneer

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York Lo: Woo Ping (胡炳) – Weaving and Real Estate Pioneer Top: article about Shun Shing Weaving in the late 1940s with pictures of Woo Ping and the “Three Bears” and “Three Dragons” trademarks; Bottom Golden Hill Commercial Building in Mongkok (Landvision)   Woo Ping was a pioneer in the weaving and real estate industry in Hong Kong who was active […]

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Wo Fat Hing Distillery, Lung Wo village…Part Two – photos of the plant functioning

Mike T: There’s a lengthy, quite detailed article for Chinese-language readers at the link below. (I can’t read it myself, so have to infer from a poor-quality Google translation.) The author seems to have gotten a tour of the factory in 2011, and provides photos inside and out. I found it quite interesting that their production was once significant enough to […]

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Ching Yee Construction & Investment Co (正義置業)

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York Lo: Ching Yee Construction & Investment Co (正義置業) Left: advertorial for On Lok Mansion in 1962 (WKYP, 1962-9-8) Right: article about “attractive properties” available from Ching Yee in 1964 (WKYP, 1964-3-19)   From the 1960s to the 1980s, Ching Yee Construction & Investment Co Ltd (whose name means “justice” in Chinese) was an active property developer in HK which had […]

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King of Towels: Lee Yiu-wah (李曜華) and Hop Hing (1950) Weaving Factory (合興毛巾織造廠)

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York Lo: King of Towels: Lee Yiu-wah (李曜華) and Hop Hing (1950) Weaving Factory (合興毛巾織造廠) Lee Yiu-wah speaking at the formation ceremony of the HK Cotton Made-up Goods Manufacturers Association in 1963 (WKYP, 1963-5-26)  In the 1950s to 1970s, Hop Hing (1950) Weaving Factory was one of the largest manufacturers of cotton towels and terrycloth in Hong Kong, earning its […]

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Kin Yick Liong (建益隆) – Real Estate Developer from the 1960s

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York Lo: Kin Yick Liong (建益隆) – Real Estate Developer from the 1960s  Left: Kin Yick Liong’s ad for Kin Tak Mansion and King Fung House in Kwun Tong (TKP, 1965-2-11); Right: Kin Tak Fung Industrial Building in Kwun Tong (Landvision)  In the 1960s, Kin Yick Liong Co Ltd was one of the active real estate developers in Hong Kong […]

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Green Island Cement Company – aerial ropeway

Ian Wolfe has sent a photo from an unknown source. Ian: It’s undated but the time taken should be before 1949. The Green Island plant with an interesting aerial ropeway can be seen here – Tower A is approximately at the present ELDEX building,[location shown below], while pylons B,C,D,E and F stretches the ropeway towards the coastline and ended up going […]

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A History of the Wong Family Textile Business – Part Two: Life in Hong Kong

Eleanor Wong has written A History of the Wong Family Textile Business, a detailed account of her family’s business history in Shanghai, then in Hong Kong and finally Indonesia. She was assisted in this project by her editor, Carey Vail. Part Two: Life in Hong Kong continues the story with the arrival of TY Wong in Hong Kong from Shanghai, early in 1949. […]

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Wo Fat Hing Distillery, Lung Wo village

HF: Any further information about this company or others involved in producing alcohol in HK, especially Chinese ones, would be welcomed. (see links below) While walking down Clear Water Bay Road on 21st Feb 2015 I glanced down a rather rough side road, saw a small, industrial looking building and decided to investigate. At the start of the road was a […]

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